🇮🇳 India’s 2nd trip to the Moon
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is at the home stretch with its ambitious ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission that is scheduled to launch on 9th July. This succeeds ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 mission that was launched in 2008.
The spacecraft is currently undergoing integration with its launch vehicle – GSLV Mk-3. India’s rocket to the moon will launch from the Sriharikota spaceport, that is located 100 km northwards of Chennai.
Chandrayaan-2 will test the combined skills and capabilities of ISRO to new extents as this mission requires more than the simple orbital insertion of a spacecraft which ISRO managed with Mangalyaan in 2014.
It is the heaviest payload ever to be launched on the GSLV Mk-3 launch vehicle and the three modules of this spacecraft – the orbiter, lander and rover make it the most complex mission undertaken by ISRO till date. If all goes well, Chandrayaan-2 is expected to land on Moon by 6th Sep ’19
PS – There’s a chance ISRO may live stream the event. We’ll keep you posted with the details (as soon as they are released). It’s going to be historic so stay tuned!